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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
couple (noun)
1.
a) two persons married, engaged, or otherwise romantically paired
b) two persons paired together
2.
- pair brace
3.
something that joins or links two things together as
a) two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
b) a pair of substances that in contact with an electrolyte participate in a transfer of electrons which causes an electric current to flow
4.
an indefinite small number - few a couple of days ago
couple (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to connect for consideration together
b) to join for combined effect
2.
a) to fasten together - link
b) to bring (two electric circuits) into such close proximity as to permit mutual influence
3.
intransitive verb
to join in marriage or sexual union
1.
to unite in sexual union
2.
- join
3.
to unite chemically
couple (adjective)
- two , also - few used with a a couple drinks
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
couple (noun)
1.
a small number
SYNONIMS:
couple, handful, scatter, scattering, smatter, smattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
RELATED WORDS:
minority; atom, crumb, fragment, grain, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, particle, scrap, shred, tittle, whit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
majority, most; abundance, excess, plenty, surplus; deal, gobs, heap, lot, mass, much, peck, pile, plenitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, slather, slew, stack, wad, wealth
army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion
couple (noun)
2.
two things of the same or similar kind that match or are considered together
SYNONIMS:
brace, couple, couplet, duo, dyad, twain, twosome
RELATED WORDS:
span, yoke; partnership, team; companion, complement, doublet, fellow, half, match, mate, twin; coordinate, counterpart, equal, equivalent, like, parallel, peer, rival
couple (verb)
1.
to come together to form a single unit
SYNONIMS:
associate, coalesce, combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, fuse, interfuse, join, link (up), marry, unify
RELATED WORDS:
mate, yoke; ally, confederate, league; chain, compound, hitch, hook, splice; assemble, cluster, congregate, constellate, convene, gather, meet; recombine, reconnect, rejoin, reunify, reunite
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detach, disaffiliate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, fractionate, isolate, resolve, uncouple, unyoke; disband, disperse, scatter
break up, dissever, part, section, separate, sever, split, sunder, unlink
couple (verb)
2.
to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
SYNONIMS:
catenate, chain, compound, concatenate, conjugate, couple, hitch, hook, interconnect, interlink, join, link, yoke
RELATED WORDS:
articulate, dovetail, integrate, interlock, intermesh; cord, string, wire; cement, coalesce, combine, fuse, unite, weld
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detach, disengage, divide, part, split; cleave, rupture, sever, sunder
disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, disunite, separate, unchain, uncouple, unhitch, unlink, unyoke
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